Footnotes for the Sessions of the
43rd Congress, 1873-1875

session type convened adjourned President pro Tempore
of the Senate
Speaker of the House
of Representatives
SpecialSENATE4 March 187326 March 1873Carpenter, Matthew H.
(Rep.- Wisconsin)
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This Special Session of the SENATE was called by President Ulysses S. Grant via executive Proclamation issued on 21 February 1873.

1stlong1 December 187323 June 1874CarpenterBlaine

NOTE: The act of 22 January 1867 mandating that a given Congress first meet in "extra" session on the 4 March next following its election had been repealed during the preceding [42nd] Congress; thus, the authority to call Congress into "extra" session was, thereby, returned to the President who would once again only do so by executive Proclamation and the 1st full session of the 43rd Congress was the regular "long" session which convened on the first Monday in December as mandated by Article I, Section 4, clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution.

2ndshort7 December 18743 March 1875Carpenter;
Anthony
(returning)
Blaine

Senator Anthony was elected President pro Tempore by the Senate in place of Senator Carpenter on 25 January 1875.

 

   

"Regular" Sessions of Congress
"Regular" Sessions prior to the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
"Regular" Sessions after the adoption of the 20th Amendment (1933)
"Extra" Sessions
"Special SENATE" Sessions

Related information:
Political Party Floor Leaders in the Congress of the United States
A Brief History of Congressional Leadership